Saturday, May 18, 2013
He is the Georgia EMS Educator of the Year.
Georgia Emergency Medical Services has announced the winner of its EMS Educator of the Year award, and the recipient is a local. During the recent Georgia Emergency Medical Services Awards Banquet at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Cobb EMS Coordinator Larry Causby was recognized for contributing "significantly to EMS education at the community, regional, and/or state level," Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman Denell Boyd said. "The person must be someone who not only does the job, but far exceeds the expectations of the employer and the community," she said in a statement. "The individual is an example of what a true role model/community hero is."
He was among 26 metro area law enforcement officers who graduated from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.
Twenty-six people graduated recently from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy, and three of the graduates are from Cobb-area agencies, Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren said. The 10-week academy covered state laws, criminal procedures, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, search and seizure, and other law enforcement related subjects. Cobb graduates included Officer Jeremy Boatwright with the Powder Springs Police Department and Officer Travis Smith with the Southern Polytechnic State University Police Department. Lt. Patrick Stewart with the Marietta Fire Department finished at the top of the class. In addition to Stewart, top honors went to Jonathan Morrison, an officer with the Cartersville Police Department…
The free workshop is geared toward first-time homebuyers.
If you are considering purchasing your first home, the Cobb County Cooperative Extension is hosting a free homebuyer workshop this today. The free workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cobb County Extension Office, 678 South Cobb Dr. Participants will learn about budgeting, credit repair, down payment assistance, the loan process, insurance, inspecting the home, and the day of closing. To register, call 800-251-2227.
What made this year's dance so special? Share photos in our gallery on Patch!
From the dress and tux to the nails to the corsage and boutonniere - no detail goes unnoticed when Mom and Dad break out the camera on prom night. Now is the time to show off those photos - everything from the cute couple poses to the montages of friends laughing. To share your photos, just click on the "add your photos & videos link" and follow the instructions there.
No plans for dinner tonight. Here's an idea.
Crescent Roll Taco Dinner 2 crescent roll tubes 1 LB ground beef (or ground turkey) 1 packet of taco seasoning 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese Shredded lettuce 1 or 2 diced tomatoes depending on size 1/2 small can sliced olives if desired Sour cream optional sliced avocado optional Lay out the two tubes of crescent pastry, thick sides in. Use some of the left over crescent rolls to to make the center a bit thicker. Brown beef and add taco seasoning. Lay beef in a circle inside of the laid out crescent rolls Add cheese to the top Pull over crescent rolls and tuck in under meat and cheese. Add cheese, lettuce, tomato, black olives, sour cream or whatever you desire for your tacos, in the middle. Follow cook time on the pack of crescent …
Friday, May 17, 2013
They allegedly had 7.7 pounds of marijuana.
Four people, including one man from Powder Springs, have been arrested on drug-related charges after police found more than seven pounds of marijuana in their Kennesaw Extended Stay America Hotel room. About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the room at the Busbee Drive hotel. When officers opened the door "smoke came billowing out," a Cobb police officer wrote in a Cobb County criminal warrant. Marijuana, a glass pipe with marijuana residue and a glass jar containing marijuana were "found in plain view," according to the warrant. Officers obtained a search warrant and found even more drugs. "A scale and several other glass jars of marijuana were found," the officer wrote. "The quantity of the marijuana …
See tweets and photos from teams and attendees at the Relay For Life events happening in Cobb and Paulding counties.
Close to 4,000 people are set to gather in two counties to remember those who lost their battles to cancer, show support to those who survived it, and to raise money to fight the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Next door in Paulding, Relay for Life of Paulding County is being held at White Oak Park in Dallas, with the event’s opening ceremony set for 6:45 p.m. Related news What is Relay For Life?Cobb Teams Taking the Fight to Cancer Tonight How Can Relay for Life Teams Use West Cobb Patch? We’ll be following the tweets from all of those involved in the two events, and you can follow along too. Check out the live Twitter stream attached to this article to follow the tweets from…
The $856.3 million budget approved Thursday includes 5 furlough days and 182 teacher cuts through attrition.
The Cobb Board of Education on Thursday approved a fiscal year 2014 budget that includes five furlough days for teachers and staff, a reduction of 182 teaching positions through attrition, a half-year step increase for employees and taking $41 million from reserves to reach a balance. After the board voted down three other budget proposals -- including an amended version of the tentative budget with a full-year step increase for Cobb County School District employees -- it went back to something it could pass. The $856.3 million budget, taking effect July 1, is similar to the package that the board tentatively approved on April 29 and that closes a deficit of $86.4 million. But it took the board more than two hours of discussion Thursday to…
More than 150 local businesses showcased their products and services Thursday at the Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo.
More than 150 local businesses had to opportunity to showcase their products and services Thursday at the Cobb Chamber Business-to-Business Expo. The free event attracted thousands of attendees at the Cobb Galleria Centre right here in the Smyrna-Vinings area. Cobb Chamber Chairman Greg Morgan said this year's expo has been the largest one the chamber has ever held. Exhibitors included Keep it in Cobb, which encourages residents to buy locally, and business associations from across the county.
The woman's husband is wanted in connection with the alleged incident.
When Derrell Lamar King was prohibited from taking his 5-month-old daughter, tensions escalated Friday inside a Powder Springs home. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, the Smyrna man went to his wife's home in the 2400 block of Chauncey Lane just after 7 p.m. May 10. When he attempted to take their daughter, his wife "did not allow a transfer of custody based on her husband's history of abuse," a Cobb police officer wrote in the warrant. King allegedly punched and kicked his wife, who was taken to a local hospital with multiple bruises to her arms. King faces a charge of battery, a misdemeanor offense.